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Sign Language Interpreters: In the Classroom

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While visual language interpreters have gained more prominence and visibility in the classroom as a result of the passage of the American with Disabilities Act in 1990, they have been a part of the educational landscape since the early 1970s. Despite longevity in the classroom, the role and function of the interpreter is often confusing and distracting.

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